#51 HIGH CUP… RUNNETH OVER

Welcome to LEJoG Day 51 Day 51 pre-amble Today’s post is named after High Cup Nick, the obvious highlight of the day. However, I also wanted to give a nod to Cauldron Snout, the waterfall encountered a few miles upriver from Langdon Beck where the River Tees “runneth over” dolerite steps of the Whin Sill […]

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#50 HIGH FORCE, LOW FORCE

Welcome to LEJoG Day 50 – please stick to the paths Day 50 pre-amble Today’s post is named after the two waterfalls you will pass on the route between Middleton and Langdon Beck. The use of high and low also echoes the previous post title. LEJoG Day 50 (Monday 22 July 2019) Middleton-in-Teesdale to Langdon […]

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#48 HIGH DRINKS

Because after the amuse-bouche, the feast and the cheeseboard, you might fancy a few drinks. At the highest pub in Britain. Why not? Day 48 (Saturday 20 July 2019) Hawes to Tan Hill (16½ miles) Cumulative: 670½ miles Facts: Time on walk: 5 hours 55 minutes. Average speed: 2.79 mph. Weather: Grey, overcast; rain from […]

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#47 CHEESEBOARD

Welcome to LEJoG Day 47 (Gromit) Day 47 pre-amble The third instalment in my little food analogy. After the feast you might expect a dessert, but some people (notably my uncle) go for a cheeseboard, right? Especially if they’re heading for the capital of Wensleydale… LEJoG Day 47 (Sunday 26 May 2019) Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Hawes […]

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#46 FEAST

Welcome to LEJoG Day 46 – tuck in Day 46 pre-amble Certainly the best day walk on the Pennine Way so far, and arguably the best walk of my LEJoG to date. I’d go so far as to say if you don’t enjoy this stage, you’ve no business being a distance walker. With the caveat […]

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#45 AMUSE-BOUCHE

Welcome to your table, do sit down and enjoy LEJoG Day 45 Day 45 pre-amble  Today’s post is named after the early sighting (from a distance) of Malham Cove, which is used for the header image. The meal analogy continues with the next two stages: there’s a very unequal split between Days 45 and 46 in terms […]

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#44 THE LONG GOOD SATURDAY

Welcome to LEJoG Day 44 Day 44 pre-amble Exactly 52 weeks after another long Saturday walk, it seemed right to have a callback to Day 15. That was a long hot day, this was a long good day, here’s the reference. It’s that simple. LEJoG Day 44 (Saturday 4 May 2019) Haworth to Gargrave (19½ […]

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#43 OUT ON THE RAINY, WINDY MOORS

Welcome to LEJoG Day 43, Mr Lockwood Day 43 pre-amble Let’s play charades. It’s a book. And a song. And indeed a film. First word… yeah, skip that. Second word, one syllable. Rhymes with bites, frights, tights, flights and quite a few other things. Yes, I’d be disappointed if Lionel or Una couldn’t get “Wuthering […]

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#42 THE HIKER’S GUIDE

The Hiker’s Guide. I hope you find it useful. Day 42 pre-amble Not sure you need to be a hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional being to work out today’s theme from the blog post title. If you know, you know, but the answer is below. LEJoG Day 42 (Thursday 25 April 2019) – The Hiker’s Guide This must […]

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#41 RESERVOIRS, FOG

Welcome to LEJoG Day 41… let’s go to work Day 41 pre-amble Today I passed or crossed no fewer than six reservoirs, including Torside right at the start. It was also a foggy day, particularly on the highest point of the stage, Black Hill (582m). Now, the really obvious thing to do here would be […]

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#40 KINDER, NOT GENTLER

Life (or at least the Pennine Way) begins at LEJoG Day 40 Day 40 pre-amble Welcome to 2019, year 3 of my LEJoG. The target for this year is simple: the Pennine Way, running from Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders for… well, let’s check the sign, shall […]

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